Martin McMahon "Marty" Bergquist
1995 - 2013
June 10, 1995
October 22, 2013
Bergquist, Martin McMahon "Marty" Of Mequon, entered Eternal Life on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. He was born June 10, 1995 in Milwaukee, the son of Steven and Clare (Michael) Bergquist. He was a freshman at Purdue University studying engineering and a graduate of Homestead High School. Marty was a vibrant member of the Homestead High School community. He was an excellent student who excelled in math and science. He had natural leadership skills, significant accomplishments in academics, theater, speech, sports and robotics, but will be most remembered for his sense of humor, humility and kindness. Marty was a member of the varsity cross country team and participated in track. He was a member of the Junior Classical League, Curling Club, emceed the AFS Talent Show, and was a member of the National Honors Society. Marty was the drive team captain for the Homestead Robotics team that won a berth at the World Robotics Championship in 2012. He was also a member of the Forensics Team, and he placed first at the state competition in the category of storytelling his junior and senior years. Marty was a member and co-president of the Drama Club; participated in One Act state play competitions, had numerous roles in school productions and loved every aspect of theater. He was an active member of Christ Church, participated in First Stage and other community theater. He was very grateful for and thoroughly enjoyed his summer internship at Rockwell Automation in Mequon. While he had not spent a lot of time on the Perdue campus, he loved Boiler Gold Rush, had done the fountain run, attended all home football games and did really well on his first set of exams. Marty was a Renaissance guy who enjoyed cooking, gardening, traveling, gaming, computers, building, tinkering, and engineering. His gifts were many, he used them to their fullest capacity and he shared them with everyone. His senior quote in the yearbook summed up his life philosophy, "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" (William Shakespeare). He is survived by his parents Steven and Clare of Mequon; his brother Michael and his sister Ingrid, both in college. He also leaves maternal grandparents Thomas and Dolores Michael of River Forest, IL; and his paternal grandparents Robert and Georgia Bergquist of Racine. He is survived by great aunts, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and an extremely special group of true friends. The funeral will be held on Sunday, October 27 at 3 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal, 5655 North Lake Dr. Whitefish Bay. Friends may greet the family in the Great Hall following the services. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider a donation to The Marty Bergquist Memorial Fund which will support the Homestead High School theater program one of the best places to learn life skills.

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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2013.
Christ Church Episcopal
5655 North Lake Dr., Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin 53092
Christ Church Episcopal
5655 North Lake Dr., Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin 53092
Funeral services provided by:
Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services
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Purdue Students
April 30, 2019
Always in our thoughts and prayers......
December 3, 2013
Clare, Steve, Michael and Ingrid,
I happy to that say that I a am his aunt and very proud of what he did. We are only phone call away.
The Krueger family
November 2, 2013
Dear Claire, Steven and family, Our hearts are breaking for you. We cannot imagine the devastating loss of one so loved and talented. We are so so sorry for your loss. God bless you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Paul and Bridget Matzke, Madison Curling Club
November 1, 2013
To the Bergquist family: I am so, so sorry for your loss. Although I did not know Martin personally, he seemed like an amazing, talented, and kind individual, and I send my deepest condolences.
October 29, 2013
Dr. Bergquist, Our deepest sympathy to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at your hour of need. Clayton and Kathy Sitarz
Kathy Sitarz
October 28, 2013
What a sorrowful realization that this gifted and talented soul has left us. He managed to make an impact by touching many lives and accomplishing much more than someone twice his age. Know that his memory will be kept alive by the indelible impression he left upon each person he met.
October 28, 2013
My deepest condolences to your family. I know first hand the pain you are feeling as my son died 4 days before his 18th birthday. For me my greatest comfort came from my faith in God and I surrounded myself by people of faith. When I inquired at my appointment how college hunting was going I enjoyed listening because I knew how exciting it was to Dad and Mom. I did not know Marty, but it sounds like he was just as wonderful as his father, my doctor. May you find comfort in knowing there are many people who care and just as many praying for your family. God Bless.
Jodi Meyer
October 28, 2013
I am so sorry I was unable to attend the memorial. I have thought about Marty and your family one hundred times since hearing the news. Know that my family is praying hard for yours.
Holly Klatt
October 28, 2013
Marty will be deeply missed. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that your are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jill & Dan Brodkey
October 28, 2013
We were so sorry to learn about Marty. There can be no worse thing. There is nothing we can say to make it better but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Alan Berg and Sharonn Wolpert
October 28, 2013
We cannot imagine what you are going through, we are so sorry for your loss. Mark Bergquist and family
October 28, 2013
I wish there were something that I could say or do that would take your pain away. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The Weintraub Family
Sandy Weintraubs
October 27, 2013
So very sorry to hear of Marty's death. I remember bringing a baby gift when he arrived on Jonathan Lane...and Lauren remembers babysitting for the little boy who was playing with computers at age 2. Our very sincerest condolences. The Hulstedts
Rita Hulstedt
October 27, 2013
We are so very sorry for the unthinkable loss of your dear son. Our condolences to your family.

Gary and Beth Rattner
October 27, 2013
I am so sorry for your great loss. My thoughts and prayers for strength are with the entire Bergquist Family.
Josh Tanty
October 27, 2013
Words cannot express the sadness we feel for you. Ben loved curling with Marty and making his own computer like Marty. Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The Bloom Family
Kim Bloom
October 27, 2013
His energy was infectious. On and off stage, what an amazing young man. His hugs were always so comforting, and he was consistently surrounded by truly incredible friends. I'm so thankful I got the chance to work with him. I'm even more grateful that I got to know him.
Robby McGhee
October 27, 2013
Our sympathies on the loss of Marty. He was a special soul and a wonderful young man. We enjoyed the characters he brought to life in the many performances we attended. God grant you peace. The Zamora family
October 27, 2013
Dear Bergquist Family,
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have wonderful memories of curling. May his memory be a blessing...

MJ Rosenbaum Whiting, and Bryan and Kathy McManus
October 27, 2013
Marty is deeply loved by so many. The world lost the kindest person I have ever met. My heart is broken for you. Much love, The Balestrieri Family
Leslie Balestrieri
October 26, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of our Marty. Love and prayers to all of you. Bonny
Bonny Thomason
October 26, 2013
We are praying for your family, and so very sorry for your devastating loss. The Abramovich family
Melissa Abramovich
October 26, 2013
We are deeply saddened at your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Paul Bergquist and Family
October 26, 2013
Dear Bergquist family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and our hearts go out to you all. We cherish all of the fun curling memories with you.
Love, Amy Rosenbaum Rossmiller and family
October 26, 2013
No bond is greater than that between a parent and a child. I cannot imagine what this loss is doing to you. I am praying for you and your family. In love, Mavis Gardner
October 26, 2013
No child should precede a parent in death...a candle "snuffed out" before it's heart goes out to you and your family on this tremendous loss.
Judy Freimark
October 26, 2013